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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
commission@dfw.wa.gov

Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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August 6-7-8, 2009 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Revised* AGENDA

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
August 6-7-8, 2009
Aug. 6: Agr/Trade Center, 17 West Astor, Colville
Aug. 7-8: Sheriff’s Ambulance Training Center, 425 North Highway, Colville, WA 99114

* Agenda is subject to change.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
Location: NE Washington Fairgrounds, Agriculture & Trade Center, 317 West Astor, Colville

2:00 PM

DIRECTOR SEARCH - UPDATE, DISCUSSION & PUBLIC INPUT:
The Commission – along with Audrey Ely and Anthony Cesario from the Dept. of Personnel Executive Careers – will discuss the current status of the Director Search process and review results from a public survey that concluded on July 17, 2009.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, (g), the Commission will go into executive session to review employment applications for the Department Director position and to discuss the qualifications of specific applicants. The public is not permitted to attend the executive session. No decisions will be made during the executive session.

 

RECESS

6:00 P.M.

BUFFET DINNER**
The Fish and Wildlife Commission members and staff have been invited to attend a no-host dinner with county commissioners at the NE Washington Fairgrounds (Ag/Trade Center, 317 W. Astor, Colville). The public is welcome to attend; however, no public input will be accepted during this portion of the agenda.

** Dinner cost is $15 per person. Purchase is not required to attend the meeting. RSVP before July 28, 2009, to ensure enough meals are available. After July 28th, contact: Nettie Winders, Stevens County Commissioners, at (509) 684-3751.

 

RECESS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
Location: Sheriff’s Ambulance Training Center, 425 North Highway; Colville, Washington 99114

8:30 AM

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, DISCUSSION AND REPORTS:

  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Commissioners' Discussion
  • Director's Report (Phil Anderson)
  • Operations and Budget Update (Joe Stohr)

2. 2010 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROPOSAL – BRIEFING:
Department staff will brief the Commission on the proposed 2010 supplemental budget request. The Commission may consider final approval of the proposal at its September 11-12, 2009, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (10 KB)

Staff Report:  Joe Stohr, Deputy Director

3. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. (NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on those issues not on this agenda for action.)

4. WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN STATUS – BRIEFING:
Department staff will provide an update on the current status of wolf management in the state, including the ongoing progress of collecting public comments on the draft wolf management plan.

- Summary - PDF format (131 KB)

Staff Report:
Steve Pozzanghera, Deputy Assistant Director, Wildlife Program

5. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PANEL: INVITED INFORMAL DISCUSSION:
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has invited representatives from the counties of Northeastern Washington to share their views on fish and wildlife issues.

12:15 PM LUNCH BREAK
 

6. LOCAL LEGISLATORS PANEL: INVITED INFORMAL DISCUSSION:
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has invited local legislators to share their views on fish and wildlife issues.

7. 2010 DEPARTMENT PROPOSED LEGISLATION – BRIEFING & DECISION:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed Department request legislation for the 2010 legislative session. The Commission may consider final approval during this meeting or delay making a decision until its August 21, 2009, meeting via conference call.

- DRAFT - 2010 request legisltion development timeline - PDF format (18 KB)

Staff Report:
Tom Davis, Legislative Liaison

8. MASTER HUNTER PERMIT PROGRAM – RULE BRIEFING & PUBLIC HEARING:
Department staff will present proposed amendments to WAC 232-12-073, Master hunter permit program, to implement two new statues contained in SHB 1778, which was passed by the 2009 Legislature and signed into law by the Governor.

- Summary - PDF format (205 KB)

Staff Report:
Chief Bruce Bjork, Assistant Director, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
  BREAK
 

9. LANDS DIVISION OVERVIEW -- BRIEFING:
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on strategies to enhance operations and maintenance funding for Department lands.

- Summary - PDF format (112 KB)
- Supplemental - Lands Division Strategic Funding Plan - PDF format (191 KB)

Staff Report:
Jennifer Quan, Lands Division Manager, Wildlife Program

10. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC CONDUCT RULES – UPDATE:
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on the implementation of Chapter 232-13 WAC, regulations for public conduct on Department lands.

- Summary - PDF format (117 KB)
- Supplemental - Public Conduct Rules - PDF format (692 KB)

Staff Report:

Jennifer Quan, Lands Division Manager, Wildlife Program

11. MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REGULATIONS – RULE BRIEFING, PUBLIC HEARING, AND RULE ACTION:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to WAC 232-28-433, 2009-10 Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations, and WAC 232-16-050, Byron Game Reserve, repeal of WAC 232-28-432, 2008-09 Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations. The Commission will consider adopting permanent amendments following the public input opportunity.

- Summary - Migratory Bird Regulations - PDF format (943 KB)
- Summary - Waterfowl Regulations - PDF format (529 KB)

Staff Report:
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program

12. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT:
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. (NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on those issues not on this agenda for action.)

 

RECESS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
Location: Sheriff’s Ambulance Training Center, 425 North Highway; Colville, Washington 99114

8:30 AM

13. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT:
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. (NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on those issues not on this agenda for action.)

14. PLACEHOLDER; TENTATIVE:

  BREAK
 

15. COLVILLE TRIBES UPDATE ON RECENT FISHERY MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENTS – BRIEFING:
Joe Peone, Natural Resources Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, along with WDFW staff, will brief the Commission on several recent advances in fishery management, including an overview of the Tribes’ role in fishery management and recent agreements. The update will cover approval of funding to construct the Chief Joseph Hatchery, Tribal work on developing selective fishery gears, and an assessment of future challenges.
ITEM UPDATED 07/28/2009

Staff Contact:
Bill Tweit, Intergovernmental Resource Management (IRM)

16. PLACEHOLDER; TENTATIVE:

12:15 PM LUNCH BREAK
 

17. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The Commissioners will discuss activities of the various Commission committees.

18. SUMMARY OF COMMISSION REQUESTS:
Commissioners will review the current list of Commission requests to the Department and consider new requests.

- Summary of Commission requests - PDF format (22 KB)

19. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT:
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

20. MISCELLANEOUS AND MEETING DEBRIEF:
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.

2:00 PM

ADJOURN

* Agenda is subject to change.

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov